Meet Stephanie Rice, an Australian swimmer and one to watch at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. See photos, video and a biography of Stephanie below.
Stephanie broke the world record in the 400m individual medley at the 2008 Australian Olympic trials with a time of 4 minutes 31.46 seconds, which is 1:43 off of American swimmer Katie Hoff’s record of 4:23.89. Stephanie broke yet another world record in the 200m individual medley, with a time of 2 minutes 8.92 seconds. The record was previously held by China’s Wu Yanyan.
Stephanie is in the news yet again today, but not for a swimming record…A photo of Stephanie dressed in a skimpy police uniform (see photos below) has surfaced from her Facebook page, and she and fellow swimmer Bronte Barratt are seen sauntering around a pole. Her Facebook page also include photos of her boyfriend, fellow swim star Eamon Sullivan.
As a biography, Stephanie was born on Jun 17, 1988 in Queensland, Australia.
Stephanie competed in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia and won the gold medal in the 200 and 400m individual medley.
At the 2007 Melbourne World Championships, her time of 2 minutes 11/42 seconds earned her a bronze medal in the 200m individual medley, which broke a previous Australian record by one second. She placed third in the 400m individual medley and had a personal best time of 4:41.19.
Stephanie continues to break records, as was evident in the recent 2008 Australian Olympic trials. You can read more about Stephanie here. It will be an interesting Summer Olympics, that’s for sure!
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